I Wander what a Tesla power wall would cost and if you could go off grid then Since the power company only pays you the wholesale rate for the power you feed back to them in a grid-tied system you could save it for later in the batteries and not pay the hook up fee to the power company. I‘d look into getting into solar but being in the north I’m not sold on it as of yet. There’s very little solar powered homes and businesses up here compared to wha I’ve seen in the SW and even Northern California.100% yes. My hydraulic splitter paid for itself in the first season. We watched our combined electric/gas bill drop by more than $150/month. That was our justification for buying the solar panels that we put on our addition, as our savings would continue to add up. The electric portion of my bill has not been over $14 (stupid fees) since we installed the solar. Right now, I am sitting on a $500 credit that unless I install an AC unit, a super computer, or more electric heaters, I will never get through it.... Maybe electric car
Not only that, but i don't have any gym memberships (not that I did anyway), our house is warmer, and it always gives me something to mess around with (saw, splitter, blue ikea bags, backyard distractions, slivers, and the list goes on)
One more thing, my friends all know I burn with wood now, and will randomly drop off trailer fulls or offer me their trees when they come down! I'm currently sitting on 3-4 Years supply, which is right where I need to be!